Tomato Soup Recipe
There is nothing like homemade tomato soup. No need for canned soups with this easy recipe. This tomato soup recipe uses just a few simple ingredients that you probably already have in your pantry. Tomato soup is one of Poland’s and the United States top comfort foods. I gave Poland credit for the invention of hot tomato soup since my research pointed there. It’s found worldwide making to hard to pinpoint it’s origin. Gazpacho which is a cold tomato soup originated in Andalusia region of Spain.
I always look for BPA free canned tomatoes and those are becoming easier to find. Bisphenol A or BPA is a synthetic estrogen found in the epoxy coatings of food cans. BPA has been linked to some health problems so I would try to avoid it. Most organic canned tomatoes are BPA free but always check the small print on the can to be sure. I tend to have very sensitive tastebuds and I don’t notice a metallic taste coming from BPA free lined cans so the soup should taste like it’s made with fresh tomatoes for you too. You could use fresh tomatoes for this recipe by measuring your tomatoes for the equivalent amount. It would definitely taste better. I like the fire roasted canned variety for this dish because I feel like it adds more flavor.
To make this soup you will need a can of tomatoes (if just making it for two), red pepper flakes (you can leave these out), onion, and broth or water and bouillon. You can finish it with sour cream but that part is optional too. The secret to this recipe is caramelizing your onions first to bring out the sweet flavor of the onion that goes so well with tomato. Then add your spices and broth and simmer till finished. Blend it to your desired consistency and enjoy!